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White Bear Lake is a city in Ramsey County, in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area. (The community straddles Ramsey and Washington counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.) [NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named White Bear Lake. For links to other places called White Bear Lake, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of White Bear Lake is 45.084N. The longitude is -93.009W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 942 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 24,388.
According to local legend, outlaws Ma Barker, Pretty Boy Floyd and Al Capone hid out here
Sections below provide additional information and links about White Bear Lake demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Ramsey County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Twin Cities area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 55109 ZIP code.
28% of White Bear Lake residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the White Bear Lake ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in White Bear Lake was $24,338, compared with $21,587 nationally.
30% of White Bear Lake residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in White Bear Lake, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $680. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,097.
Libraries in White Bear Lake include White Bear Lake Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in White Bear Lake include White Bear Press
Ramsey County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our White Bear Lake political report.
The average commute time for White Bear Lake workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in White Bear Lake between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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